Dr. Spock on Parenting: Sensible Advice for Today

Dr. Spock on Parenting: Sensible Advice for Today

by Benjamin Spock
     
 
For decades, Dr. Spock's acclaimed bestseller Baby and Child Care has helped millions of parents raise their children. Now, with the family structure changing, Dr. Spock addresses the many new challenges contemporary parents face. From two-job families to single parenthood, this timely guide offers sound, reliable advice on today's difficult parenting issues.

Overview

For decades, Dr. Spock's acclaimed bestseller Baby and Child Care has helped millions of parents raise their children. Now, with the family structure changing, Dr. Spock addresses the many new challenges contemporary parents face. From two-job families to single parenthood, this timely guide offers sound, reliable advice on today's difficult parenting issues.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Spock's Baby and Child Care has been a steady success for decades, and this new volume, although disappointing, will probably be a bestseller as well. Combining excerpts from his column in Redbook and original material, the guide presents Spock's views on how to achieve domestic tranquility and raise children to become physically fit, assured adults. Parents may wish for more directly applicable guidance, however, particularly on protecting the young from the dangers of modern times. The short section on child molesters and abductors, for example, is surprisingly simplistic, the advice a variation of ``just say no.'' There are chapters covering today's culture: the proliferating divorce rate, single parents, teenage pregnancies, failures in government, destructive competitiveness, lack of spiritual goals, etc. Spock provides interesting reading, if not always straight answers to tough questions. (August)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Child rearing is an issue that raises many questions and uncovers numerous doubts. One of the foremost writers of child care advice has been Dr. Spock. In this book, partly a compilation of articles from Redbook , the author presents a personal critique on parenting often bordering on the autobiographical. Spock devotes some sections to explaining public misconceptions of his statements; in others, he dwells on the political climate. Even so, he discusses in depth and with great conviction contemporary and traditional parental concerns, such as divorce, discipline, sex education, and the father's role. As child care books go, this is definitely not pablum. Recommended.Kimberly Megginson, VA Medical Ctr., Fayetteville, Ark.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671639587
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/1988
Pages:
318

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